Get Help Now: (888) 989-9690

What is a Day Treatment Program

what is a day treatment program - group meeting chairsWhat is a Day Treatment Program?

Day treatment is a partial hospitalization program for those individuals with mental, emotional, and/or addictive disorders who do not require twenty-four-hour inpatient care.

It is an intensive course of treatment, where the individual spends at least 8 hours during the day at the facility. The hours may be flexible, depending on the center.

Day treatment program centers usually provide the following services:

  • Individual counseling/ therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Creative therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Drug and addiction education
  • Solution focused groups
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Aftercare plans
  • After care group
  • Personalized treatment plan
  • Recreational activities

Day treatment is a good choice for those who do not need to medically detox.

This type of drug treatment may be the best decision for a busy parent who needs to go home at night, or for an adolescent. Some day treatment programs will provide an educational component. It is also generally less expensive than inpatient rehab because you are not paying to room and board during the time of treatment. This treatment is an ideal for those with chronic disorders, or for those who have a severe addiction and relapse history who have already spent thirty days or more in an inpatient drug treatment center. It eases the transition from a residential stay back to one’s life.

The treatment process is highly individualized.

If you are interested in a day treatment program for yourself or a loved one, they will work out a plan that is just right for your needs. The length of the program depends on the severity of the addiction (how much was used, what substances, the length of time in the addiction, etc.). When speaking with an intake person, honesty is of utmost importance. If you are addicted to heroin or alcohol, medical detox may be necessary before beginning a day treatment plan.

If the home environment is stable and clean and sober, day treatment may be a good option. In general, day treatment provides all of the essential tools and amenities that an inpatient facility provides, with the benefit of lower cost, and going home at night. Be sure to check your insurance policy, as most day treatment centers may be covered fully or partially.

If you or a loved one need help, contact our confidential helpline at (888) 989-9690.

2 Responses
  1. Ralph Miller

    Thanks for sharing this information on day treatment. I think this type of program is often overlooked by patients because inpatient treatment is so prevalent. What are the success rates like between a full vs a partial program like this?

  2. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem resolved soon. Thanks